Aurora lighting upgrade saves £20K for Gibbs & Dandy

Aurora lighting upgrade saves £20K for Gibbs & Dandy

Aurora Lighting has carried out a complete front and back of house lighting retrofit for Gibbs & Dandy Luton, part of the Saint Gobain group, resulting in a reduced number of fittings and equipment, and increased annual energy savings of almost £20,000.

Will Australia’s largest smart light project lead to city's rebirth?

Will Australia’s largest smart light project lead to city's rebirth?

Australia’s seaside city of Newcastle has launched a massive new smart lighting scheme, which is set to form the spine of the city’s expanding and lavish smart city strategy. It is hoped that the project will help to transform Newcastle from a primarily industrial hub, into a city with a broader range of economic foundations.

Two-minute explainer: Horticultural lighting metrics

Two-minute explainer: Horticultural lighting metrics

If you’ve recently strayed into the world of horticultural lighting then it is likely that you’ve found yourself immersed in an entirely new alphabet soup. Lux's green-fingered applications editor, John Bullock, sets out to bust through the photosynthetic lexicon for the sake of all you horticulture newbies. 

How can you juggle the demands of university lighting?

How can you juggle the demands of university lighting?

From lecture halls to halls of residence, the lighting of a university campus poses a string of individual challenges. These can be made even more difficult when you are working at a university that is going through a massive refurbishment programme. We caught up with Steve Holtom, electrical services manager at Oxford Brookes University, to find out the best ways to manage the demands of campus lighting.

LED lighting brought to book

LED lighting brought to book

What kind of people does it take to change the light bulb? That’s the question veteran technology journalist Bob Johnstone addresses in his new book, LED:  A History of the Future of Lighting. The answer is passionate individuals frustrated with the status quo who are determined to make the world a better – and better-lit – place. 

12 things every hotelier should know about lighting

12 things every hotelier should know about lighting

Hotel lighting is a complex area, and has a huge impact on the finished project. Whether your hotel is an off-charts success or utter disaster can lay on the lighting scheme. You are really best off leaving it to the professionals but if you are determined to go it alone, here are the 12 most important points by hotel lighting expert Neil Knowles.

Conference report: The growing pains of LED

Conference report: The growing pains of LED

Research suggests that LEDs have the potential to improve quality and increase yields in commercial horticulture. But how easy will it be to translate theory into practice? The recent Horticultural Lighting Conference in Eindhoven brought together researchers, manufacturers and growers to explore progress to date

The longer the rail franchise the better the lighting?

The longer the rail franchise the better the lighting?

It is not always easy to make a major investment in a project, when it is known that it will only show returns in the distant long term. This is made even more of a wrench when you know that you might not be around to see a project pay back. The limited length of a rail franchise means that operators are sometimes wary of making investments in station infrastructure, such as in the lighting, if it is known that a project won’t pay back before the end of a franchise. Are the length of rail franchises in the UK holding back the development of innovative lighting on the nation's rail network?

State-of-the-art controls demo centre opens in London

State-of-the-art controls demo centre opens in London

A state-of-the-art demonstration centre for lighting controls has opened in London. The 6,300-square-foot facility – which includes hotel bedrooms, dining areas, a lobby and offices all kitted out with the latest technology – allows end users and specifiers to see firsthand how controls can transform a space at a touch of a button.

10 ways to win a Lux Award

10 ways to win a Lux Award

The Lux Awards reward the organisations that are using lighting to making a difference to their buildings and facilities. Now in their seventh year, the awards are well established as the way to get real industry recognition for your lighting achievements. If you think you deserve a Lux Award, here are 10 insider tips to help you along the path to glory…

Lighting for rail: New product round-up

Lighting for rail: New product round-up

After the success of Lux's Lighting for Rail Conference, which was held in Central London last month, we have gathered together some of the best new lighting products that can be used on the rail network.

Revisited: Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London

Revisited: Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London

​Over a decade on from a groundbreaking lighting project featuring a highly sophisticated control system, we revisit Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London to assess how the design has stood the test of time